March 24, 2001
TALLAHASSEE, FL.–Head coach Lise Gregory and the Florida State women’s tennis team are preparing for their last regular season home match as they host ACC opponent Wake Forest on Sunday, March 25th, at 11 a.m. Sunday will also be the day when the women’s tennis team and the fans get a chance to honor four outstanding student athletes on the Seminole squad. Much heralded seniors Natalie Carratala’, Nanette Duxin, Marina Raic, and Christy Travis, are all finishing up their last semester of athletic eligibility.
No. 32 Florida State enters the match against the 22nd-ranked Demon Deacons with a 9-6 record on the season (1-0 in the ACC). The Seminoles improved their winning streak to three with a 4-3 win over NC State, while Wake Forest stands at 7-6 overall (2-0 in the ACC).
The Demon Deacons bring the nation’s 6th and 20th-ranked singles players in Bea Bielik and Janet Bergman, as well as No. 76, Maren Haus. Bielik and Bergman also rank No. 8 in doubles by the ITA. Florida State is not lacking talent either. Seminole Alida Gallovits climbed to No. 48 this week in the ITA singles rankings, while Jessica Balbuena and Samantha Schoeffel entered the ITA doubles ranking at No. 38.
After the battle with Wake Forest on Senior Day, the Seminoles have two matches on the road against No. 6 North Carolina and No. 2 Duke. The match against the Tarheels is scheduled for Saturday, March 31st at 1:00 p.m., while the women will take on the Blue Devils on Sunday, April 1st at 11:00 a.m.